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957th Day, The

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Shows the Pacific Fifth Fleet engaged in combat action on the 957th day of WWII


This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Production Company: U.S. Office Of War Information
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
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Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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Reviewer: Venckman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 14, 2005
Subject: Powerful.
My dad's a WWII veteran (USMC), so any footage of this kind has always interested me. In just under 10 minutes, this clip tells a very powerful story about the taking of an island: the setup, the various stages of execution, and the bloody aftermath. It's a moving and memorable story told with great economy.

Reviewer: Doughal - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 2, 2004
Subject: landing at Guam
appears to be footage of the landing at Guam,july 21,1944.Possibly mixed with footage from elsewhere in the Marianas.
These islands were the last major Japanese base in the Pacific and became the launch pad for the Enola Gay.
Considering the recent uproar over the release of footage of the coffins of fallen soldiers from Iraq,It's interesting to see much more graphic footage in this Historical footage.

Reviewer: Jaibo - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - April 30, 2004
Subject: Disturbing little film
This may have passed as propaganda in its day but now it is quite subversive. I don't think anyone would march out to the Navy recruiter after viewing the corpses at the end of this film. I think the filmmakers were risking their lives for some of this footage.

Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 1, 2003
Subject: 957th? 349th? 348th? 658th?
Quite stirring documentary about a typical day in World War II. In this case, the '957th' day (although, really, the footage could have happened on the 541st, and we really wouldn't have noticed). Some FANTASTIC battle footage is shown here, as the take-over of an island is documented. Using large guns, cannons and other artillery. It's not really propaganda as it is not afraid to show some rather graphic casualties on the US side. Nicely done, and is reccomended.